Groundwater videos available online

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently completed a two-part video that describes groundwater basics and results of a Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-funded project regarding the recharge characteristics of the Mt. Simon aquifer.

The large bedrock aquifer is located hundreds of feet underground and supplies water for more than one million Minnesotans in and around the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Research shows that in the Twin Cities area, people are pumping groundwater out of the Mt. Simon aquifer faster than it can be replenished.

Key areas within northwestern Wright, eastern Sherburne and southern Isanti counties play essential roles in replenishing water to the Mt. Simon aquifer.

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